What is Semicolon & Colon?
Semicolon vs Colon Semicolon (;) are used to join independent clauses, to separate the main clause and joined by a conjugative adverb or separate items of the list that already uses commas.
Colon (:) are used in sentences that introduce the something follow like a quotation or a list.
Semicolon & Colon are two types of punctuation.
The colon is used to provide a pause before introducing related information, while the semicolon is used to break in a sentence that is stronger as a comma than but not as final as a full stop.
A colon can be used to introduce a definition, explanation, and statement of something.
For example: to make a sandwich you need three things: some bread, butter and strawberry jam.
Penguin: it’s an aquatic, flightless bird which is found in the Antarctic.
The Semicolon is used to join together two clauses that could each be separate sentences.
For example, John takes it football; Sam takes it soccer
Two sentences could not be written without semicolon (;) however, the relationship between the two clauses is made more clear through the use of a semicolon. The semicolon is used to make them about the relationship between the two clauses.
The semicolon is used to join clauses, changing the sentences in combination with a word like ’therefore’, ’however’ or ‘on the other hand’.
However :- Sian is rich; however, she lives in U.S.A
In addition:- He likes to play basketball; in addition, he likes to read Novel.
Otherwise :- You should stop drinking too much alcohol; otherwise, you are going to get into trouble.
Therefore :- Thousand of people came to the party; therefore, it was not possible to say hello to everyone in the divide.
Different Example of Semicolon vs. Colon :-
- There are two choices at this time in the company: run away the company or fight the competitor.
- We knew who would win the game: The bird Eagle.
- He wants to see three cities in Italy: Rome, Florence, and Venice.
- Remember: two people can play in the game.
- She always repeated: “I really want this car!”
- Tom wanted to know why I did not respond to his text: I had not received it.
- Here are the three states that begin with M: Michigan, Mississippi, and Maine.
- You could come to pick me up now: I am free.
- Never forget this point: think right before you speak.
- My house consists of two bedrooms, a backyard, and a garage.
- The town reminded me of my childhood vacations: both were on the marine beach.
- I have several favorite parts of movies: drama, Science fiction, and mystery.
- Dad is cutting hair; his hair is getting thinner and thinner.
- I really like beef, with mushroom sauce; pasta, with Alfredo sauce
- You should stop eating so much fast food; you will have to go on a diet.
- You need breaks; otherwise, you may not be able to stop in time.
- I had a huge meal; however, I am already hungry at this time.
- I know you don’t like broccoli; never is it very good for you.
- The Christmas ornaments are finally packed away: small, shiny ones and big.